Ayah Series #50 – You and I Are Not The Standard
Channel: Tom Facchine
Series: Tom Facchine - Ayah Series
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And then sorts of a column one of the things that Allah says is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is on superior character, he has superior character morals, ethics, all these sorts of things. So law says what in Nikka, Allah, Allah hooligan are the and that means that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is our standard, he is the criteria, the model by which we try to conform, and that we also judge ourselves and take account of ourselves these days, we have a problem. You know, when it comes to the modern era, there's sort of like a playbook when it comes to modernists and progressives and people who want to change Islam from the inside. Here's how it
works. They'll take a general concepts that Islam supports such as mercy, such as justice, such as compassion, and then they're going to reinterpret this concept according to modern sensibilities of what that means. And then they're going to project it back and say, Well, this is always what Islam has said, Islam has always said this thing that this is what mercy is, this is what modesty is, Islam has always been saying the same thing. That's not necessarily true. Our ideas of justice and modern ideas of justice are somewhat different, right? Modern sort of sense of justice, you know, we put somebody in jail and we throw the way, we throw away the key for decades, and we take them away
from their families, and they, you know, all these sorts of problems, as opposed to giving someone a punishment, and then you're done with it, go back to your family, right. That's kind of the Islamic way. And we could go on with different sorts of examples, but the idea is here, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the most merciful person in the world, the mercy to the creation, and He did certain things that maybe modern sensibilities would would be embarrassed to admit or would bristle at. But Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, that he's the standard, the modern standard is not the standard. We don't go back and selectively, you know, we worry about people
leaving a stem and that's bad. Yeah, we are worried about it. But more dangerous than that is people selectively mining our tradition and changing it from the inside people reinterpreting our tradition, just to make it the same as what certain people now certain ideologies already subscribe to, right? That's not the way the way is actually to look towards the past. Look towards the Koran look toward the Sunnah, and to assess the modern world, and to say, Where does it fall short? And how can we change ourselves to be in comportment with that example?